The Gravitas from Henge Docks

gravitasJust in case you don’t know, the word “gravitas” is defined as “dignity, seriousness, or solemnity of manner”. For some reason, I remember hearing this word around some presidential election, but not the last one. It’s funny how certain buzzwords show up around certain occasions.

In the case of Henge Docks, the Gravitas is a great dock for an iPhone or iPad. It is pretty heavy, so it can sit on your desk like a paperweight or something. I’m told that it is made of some zinc alloy that is more dense than aluminum, so it feels quite heavy.

If you haven’t realized it yet, there is a lightning port so you can dock the iPhone or iPad there. There are all kinds of inserts so you can put in all kinds of iPhones, and I don’t have enough iPhones from other generations to try this out.

So, since this is a dock, can you use it for recharging? Uh, yes, that is what a dock is! The coolest part is you can use the included double USB cord so you can sync your iPad or iPhone to your computer. By the way, there is a built-in speaker.

In short, I believe that the Gravitas is something that really needs to be owned by everyone with an iPhone or iPad. You should be able to purchase it on the hengedocks.com for $69.

Henge Docks Gravitas iPhone and iPad Stand

Gravitas Henge-Gravitas-03aSome of you might remember my review of another Henge Dock product yesterday with the Vertical Docking Station. Today, I am fortunate to review another cool Henge Dock product with the Gravitas.

For those of you who are not familiar with the namesake, Gravitas means “weight, seriousness, and dignity”. For some reason, I remember this word was a buzzword in a recent presidential election. What it means for Henge Docks is a cool stand for the iPhone or iPad.

Like the Vertical Docking Station, the Gravitas is metallic, and it weighs 2.5 pounds. It has a Lightning connector so you can place your iPhone/iPad within for charging or syncing, and since the Gravitas is so heavy, it will hold your favorite Apple phone or tablet.

In addition to being able to sync with a desktop or laptop via included USB cable, there is also an audio line out to connect your iDevice to external speakers.

It this is something that you are interested in, head on over to the Henge Docks website and lay down $69 for it. I think it is regularly $89.00.